Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C

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Locations

1220 Las Tablas Road Suite 1418
Templeton, CA 93465
Phone: (805) 395-3277

Hours:
M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm

35 Casa St, Suite 130,
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405
Phone: (805) 595-1808
Fax: (888) 475-8514

Hours:
F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
172 Ratings
163 Comments

Education

  • Graduate: MHS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate: BS, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

Special Interests

Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C graduated as a Physician Assistant in 2006 and began her career in Family Practice in Pismo Beach. She continued in Family Practice for five years when she decided to specialize in Endocrinology. She has been practicing Endocrinology for the last six years. She treats a wide variety of endocrine disorders and has a special interest in Diabetes and Thyroid disorders. She is currently accepting new patients.

Services

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics
  • Thyroid disorders including thyroid cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Hypogonadism, primary or secondary
  • Gestational Diabetes

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.9
Provider showed concern
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Provider explained things clearly
4.9
Provider included you in decisions
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending this provider

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
May 30, 2020
great staff
May 30, 2020
again great staff
May 30, 2020
felt taken care off from beginning to end of visit
May 30, 2020
felt safe
May 30, 2020
great practice
May 30, 2020
didn't wait long
May 30, 2020
I was there over an hour (1 hour 20 minutes) for an appointment that should have taken 45 minutes at most
May 30, 2020
Cindy is excellent
May 30, 2020
I've had type 1 diabetes for 24 years and Cindy might be the best HCP I've had
May 30, 2020
THE DOC IS VERY THROUGH! She is so informative! She knows her job! She takes personal time! I really respect her! Curitous
May 30, 2020
Good
May 30, 2020
Good
May 30, 2020
Very effective! Satisfied
May 28, 2020
very informed PA, I like her.
May 28, 2020
She was pleasant and professional.
May 28, 2020
my family member is also a patient who recommended her.
May 28, 2020
NA
May 28, 2020
NA
May 17, 2020
took a few calls to get a phone appt but it worked out well.
May 17, 2020
I enjoy meeting with Cindy very much. she is such a warm caring person and explains things very well.
May 17, 2020
I had a phone visit
May 15, 2020
Enjoyed being back at the Templeton location. Great visit from the reminders to the follow up appointment date. Everyone I interacted with was friendly and professional.
May 15, 2020
Very happy with the care given and how they go up and beyond to make sure they do everything they can to provide the services needed.
May 15, 2020
Top Notch
May 9, 2020
it wo
May 9, 2020
very good visit; everything went perfect
May 9, 2020
Everyone was very pleasant
May 9, 2020
Everything was good
May 9, 2020
very good experience
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 4, 2020
This was a tela-visit not in the office, because I have Extremely compromised immune system, and Shelter @ home orders.
May 4, 2020
I Love the care I get From Cindy Buchanan, She really cares & it shows, I highly recommend her to anyone who ask who I use & I tell them why.
May 4, 2020
We used Telehealth for this appt. It was a learning curve for both of us and it went well! For my needs at this point, a phone call was all that was needed. (Therefore some of the questions on the survey did not apply).
May 2, 2020
Cindy is so practical to speak with. she pays attention, tells me what I need to work on, how we are going to alter my medications etc. she listens to you, laughs with you and in general you feel good when you are done with the appointment.
May 2, 2020
It was a very good experience! Cindy was very thorough, and answered all my questions.
May 1, 2020
After 5 different tries the visit was on the telephone.
Apr 29, 2020
Office staff have always been responsive. Cindy has been a great help with medications, monitoring equipment, and keeping track of changing developments in diabetic care.
Apr 29, 2020
All thumbs up with the service I've received.
Apr 29, 2020
All good.
Apr 29, 2020
I can't remember being delayed in the waiting room (maybe call it something else, heh, heh) or in the exam room.
Apr 29, 2020
Everyone there is amazing. I feel like im actually getting the help i needed.
Apr 23, 2020
Best doctor I see and I see alot. Cindy Buchannon
Apr 23, 2020
Buchannon and staff helped me overcome insurance issue. 5 stars
Apr 23, 2020
Was prescreened before entering office. Glad cause I'm high risk for Covid
Apr 23, 2020
Very friendly staff. I believe receptionist is Alexis.TOP NOTCH
Apr 13, 2020
it was a good experience
Apr 12, 2020
We had a telephone appointment and it went very well.
Apr 10, 2020
phone consultation worked very well
Apr 10, 2020
only contact with Cindy
Apr 10, 2020
excellent
Apr 10, 2020
phone consultation
Apr 9, 2020
This was a phone appointment for my annual thyroid check, so all that was mainly discussed were the results of my bloodwork. All good!
Apr 9, 2020
Very Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 8, 2020
excellent
Apr 8, 2020
excellent
Apr 8, 2020
excellent
Apr 5, 2020
PHONE CONSULT, VERY PUNCTUAL
Apr 2, 2020
this was a zoom appointment and it was good
Apr 2, 2020
zoom
Apr 2, 2020
Cindy is so knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to. she makes having diabetes bearable!!
Apr 2, 2020
zoom
Apr 2, 2020
zoom
Apr 2, 2020
zoom appointment
Feb 23, 2020
Everything very easy, in and out, thorough, very satisfied with visit and staff -
Feb 23, 2020
She was fantastic, very well spoken, educated. She was kind and took her time to get recovery information to work with me to reach a consensus.
Feb 23, 2020
I had zero problems at the office. It was fast, the staff was kind & patient.
Feb 23, 2020
All the staff & doctor are very courteous & polite. Also do a great job caring for me medically.
Feb 16, 2020
We were VERY impressed by the office staff, you could tell they cared for the people they were working with.
Feb 16, 2020
We have been talking about how amazing Cyndi was all week. She's very carrying and took all of our questions serious
Feb 16, 2020
The nurse was amazing. Very personable and caring
Feb 16, 2020
amazing staff!!
Feb 13, 2020
I've been to the office many times, the staff are familiar with me and are always welcoming and courtious.
Feb 13, 2020
Very knowledgeable, has really helped to gain some control over my condition.
Feb 13, 2020
There were no delays.
Feb 13, 2020
Discussed the use of medical device, used my device to dispell discrepancies in use. Very helpful.
Feb 4, 2020
contact rated "fair" due to the listed phone number not taking me directly to the office, but to a central phone center directory.
Jan 29, 2020
Cindy is a Rockstar! Full confidence in her
Jan 23, 2020
Always have friendly, extremely out of their way helpful and attentive. Think *Mathia Buchanan wonderful.
Jan 23, 2020
My blood pressure always runs high on 1st try when I was explained that it was remembered and taken towards end of visit.
Jan 23, 2020
Always recommend & brag about care & concerns and how they are addressed.
Dec 17, 2019
Great experience! Professional friendly office staff helpful. Cindy is so knowledgeable it was such a relief to find someone who is an expert in the care of thyroid function. I'm so happy to have her as part of my health care providers.
Dec 17, 2019
Excellent first experience! Cl Cindy is quite knowledgeable and shares us information with me as a patient. Just give me more confidence from her as of healthcare provider and the fact that she knows her subject matter so well they were confident that she would be able to help me. I am eager to have her assist me with my health care needs.
Dec 17, 2019
Very good! I feel that Cindy's office values her patients time just as much as her own. So nice to go into a doctors office and not have to wait an extended time. A risk having to reschedule because of delays in the office itself
Dec 17, 2019
I have already recommended Cindy to another individual to assist with your thyroid issue as well.
Dec 17, 2019
The PA washed your hands as soon as she came into the room. This is important to me as I am an RN. I was happy to observe this about this healthcare provider.
Dec 16, 2019
Always top notch care
Dec 16, 2019
Excellent
Dec 16, 2019
Always excellent care
Dec 16, 2019
Always caring staff and Excellent Doctor
Dec 14, 2019
Cindy end of staff members at FCPP Templeton were all amazing and attentive unlike my previous endocrinologist in SLO
Dec 14, 2019
once again Cindy spent a lot of time getting to understand my history in my current problems and give us a clear Treatment plan
Dec 14, 2019
The moment we walked in the door we were taking back within minutes and was seen by Cindy minutes after
Dec 14, 2019
Was friendly and knowledgeable
Dec 14, 2019
We were recommended by a family friend no after visiting for the first time we would definitely recommend Cindy
Dec 14, 2019
everything was good couldn't notice any bad
Dec 11, 2019
I love the ease of my visits.
Dec 11, 2019
Cindy is the perfect indocrinologist for me and my lifestyle.
Oct 5, 2019
Cindy is always very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about diabetes hassles and technology. She's my favorite person to talk to about this disease and it's comforting to know we can come up with good solutions to problems related to it.
Oct 3, 2019
My primary is *Dr. Choudhari, and that office is very good in all above! This was my 1st visit with *Dr. Buchanan, excellent!
Sep 25, 2019
*Cindy always takes the necessary time to assure me that I am clear on my condition & goals - she is very thorough & an extremely caring provider.
Sep 25, 2019
Always pleasant.
Sep 24, 2019
Everyone was courteous and helpful. I was made to feel that they were there for me, which one does often not experience elsewhere!
Sep 24, 2019
Cindy was very attentive and I appreciated her forthright attitude. Instructions were clear and I felt I could call if I needed to.
Sep 24, 2019
Sending in my background paperwork prior to my appointment was helpful to myself and, I am sure, to the office.
Sep 23, 2019
Good!
Sep 23, 2019
well run
Sep 23, 2019
very good people polite Dr is very nice and good
Sep 17, 2019
*Cindy Buchanan is amazing. She never rushes me, and always gives me the care I need and answers all my questions. She made this a very good visit, as she always does.
Sep 7, 2019
Always pleased with my visits when seeing Cindy.
Sep 5, 2019
it was a great visit with Dr. Cindy
Sep 5, 2019
Dr. Cindy is an fantastic, knowledge doctor.
Sep 5, 2019
I enjoy seeing Dr. Cindy very much!
Sep 2, 2019
All good.
Aug 24, 2019
Cindy is only available in SLO 1 day per week so hard to get a timely appointment if you have to reschedule
Aug 24, 2019
Always very helpful and friendly. Answers all questions and has really helped me in regulating my medication
Aug 18, 2019
I really like Cindy Buchanan that is why I chose to go to her instead of a Dignity Endo Dr. that I had no confidence in, and I have recommended her to several people.
Aug 17, 2019
All went well.
Aug 17, 2019
The PA was much more than I expected. She was informidable and confidentially answered all my questions. Love her.
Aug 14, 2019
Staff are always nice and professional.
Aug 14, 2019
Care Provider always listens and makes me feel important. Never in a hurry. Always has a thorough explanation of my blood work results and ways I can improve or keep doing. I really like her!
Aug 14, 2019
I recommend this office all the time if someone is looking for an Endocrinologist.
Aug 14, 2019
Always professional and personally nice.
Aug 13, 2019
As always, Cindy took extra time to explain everything. The staff is always wonderful
Aug 12, 2019
I was taken in as soon as I arrived.
Aug 12, 2019
*Cindy found a old problem with me but she's getting it solved.
Aug 12, 2019
I'm very comfortable with *Cindy & she's very good at what she does!
Aug 12, 2019
She showed concern over my low BP - Impressed me.
Aug 12, 2019
Got my drug down from 200 mcg. to 50 mcg. - I'm happy!
Aug 12, 2019
I'm happy with all!
Aug 11, 2019
Always very courteous staff
Aug 7, 2019
very courteous staff
Aug 6, 2019
She listens and shows empathy & concern.
Jul 31, 2019
Exceptional care appreciate - email communication with provider -
Jul 31, 2019
I was helped to find the exam room.
Jul 31, 2019
The staff were cheerful and helpful when I couldn't find a doorway.
Jul 31, 2019
I remember appreciating the nurse' friendly manner.
Jul 31, 2019
It was a good and satisfying experience.
Jul 31, 2019
The interview was thorough and very helpful.
Jul 29, 2019
All good.
Jul 29, 2019
All good.
Jul 25, 2019
PA (Cindy) is much more caring and supportive of treatment than the doctor she works under. The doctor is the reason I am looking for a different provider.
Jul 25, 2019
same comments about the endrogrinologist doctor for why I would not recommend your practice.
Jul 21, 2019
very pleased with Dr. Cindy
Jul 21, 2019
great doctor
Jul 16, 2019
The Front Desk Staff is awesome! Friendly and very helpful when I have to bring my young kids with me to appointments.
Jul 16, 2019
I have recommended Dr. Cindy Buchanan to others! She is OUTSTANDING! She is highly knowledgeable and informed, compassionate, easy to talk to and she completely fixed my severe hyperthyroid. I was very sick when I met her, I was hospitalized and near death in truth, but she solved my thyroid problems even when it was resistant to treatment and I am feeling so much better now! I am so grateful to her and thankful for her expertise.
Jul 16, 2019
There was virtually no waiting at all while there
Jul 16, 2019
All staff is so friendly and helpful!
Jul 16, 2019
I have recommended the practice. I see a wonderful dietician in this same office and I would recommend both and the helpful medical assistants here make me want to come back too.
Jul 14, 2019
Cindy has always been very helpful and I enjoy our discussions!
Jul 14, 2019
Samantha (Sam) always comes in to say hello and chat. I always appreciate her helpfulness and friendliness!
Jul 8, 2019
The staff and Cindy are all very nice people and I am treated well....
Jul 6, 2019
would be more convenient if there were later hours